Last week I did a lot of scripting. Although I had plenty that should have kept me firmly rooted in the present – last-minute 90 Days, 90 Ways book launch prep (more on this next week!), Moxie Camp speaker liaising, and so forth, all I could think about were the home invasions that have been going on in my neighborhood. More specifically, I kept imagining what would happen if my home were next. What I would say as I held my taser to the guilty party. How dare you create a culture of fear in my neighborhood?! Karma’s a b*tch, ain’t she motherf*cker?! Or in my more coherent moments, I forgive you…but you’re not getting my MacBook. Or my juicer. (Fear can make us think, feel, and do some pretty nasty things…as America has been witnessing all too tragically as more and more becomes known about the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin.)
It’s really easy to spend our time planning what we don’t want to have to say – to our colleagues, our friends, our families, our creditors, our neighborhood burglars. But when is the last time you rehearsed what you do aspire to communicate?
This very question got me thinking about the many things I look forward to saying. It reminded me of the importance of replaying them, rather than my fearful words, so that I am energizing what it is I seek… and signaling to the universe that I’m ready for it.
As Dr. Wayne Dyer says in his new book, Wishes Fulfilled, “imagination is the Source of all being. It is up to you to channel and use this magnificent endowment to work in the creation of all that you choose to place in that imagination.”
So, here are the sentences, the wishes, I’m most going to be replaying moving forward.
1. I’ve added you to the Moxie Camp waitlist. 2012 is currently full.
2. Thank you for having me as your guest, Oprah.
3. Congratulations, *Peter*, you’re going to get your teeth.
4. We’re pregnant!
5. I accept your apology. How can I support you in moving on? (Note: While I am as complete in my forgiveness as I can be with this person, I still look forward to the day where s/he takes responsibility for the past so that s/he can experience the healing s/he deserves and can be at peace in the future.)
What do you hunger to have the opportunity to say? How will you use your imagination and self-talk to create it? I invite you to share your discoveries in the comments section. Let’s fill it – as well as our self-talk – with our best projections of what the future will look like.
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